I came into contact with ROOTS & ROUTES in 2008 when I participated in one of the first international projects in Florence. From that moment on, I participated in most of the international activities and all of the national activities. Thanks to the great work of RRIA and the national association that supports them, we were able to develop our own projects with other artists and refine our talents and thoughts. I learned most of the skills of my craft working on ROOTS & ROUTES projects and met some of my best friends and collaborators. I will always be grateful to this project because it has given me so much and helps me give back by providing me with some of the most educational experiences of my life.